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Mental health report finds staffing problems linked to ward suicides

Suicidal patients who are under observation may be put at risk by relying on inexperienced staff and agency nurses, according to a new report.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Regional and rural Australians are turning to mobile technology for mental health care

Australians are turning increasingly to mobile technology to access the support and mental health care they need, overcoming isolation and the stigma surrounding mental illness.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Psychedelic drug use 'does not increase risk for mental health problems'

A new study suggests that the stereotype of LSD users developing psychosis is largely a myth, and that the drug may even have some beneficial properties.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Impact of parents' military deployment on children's safety and mental health

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reports that following military parents' return from combat deployment, their children...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Mental health soon after war-zone concussions predicts disability

Evaluating military personnel with blast-related mild traumatic brain injuries, researchers have found that early symptoms of post-traumatic stress, such as anxiety, emotional numbness...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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SafetyLit: The relationship between type D personality and heart rate variability in community mental health center users

SafetyLit is produced by the SafetyLit Foundation in cooperation with San Diego State University and the World Health Organization.  
safetylit.org
over 4 years ago
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How Yoga is Similar to Existing Mental Health Therapies

The ancient Eastern practice of yoga combines mindfulness training with exercise (hence the term, "mind-body"). For years, practitioners all over the world ha  
psychcentral.com
over 4 years ago
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#BlackLivesMatter -- A Challenge to the Medical and Public Health Communities

By Mary T. Bassett, M.D., M.P.H. Office of the Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York Two we...  
huffingtonpost.com
over 4 years ago
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The Mental Health Effects Of Eating Too Much Sugar

We know that too much sugar is bad for our waistlines and our  
huffingtonpost.com
over 4 years ago
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Changing the Culture of Mental Health Can Help Us Prevent Tragedies

The tragic news of the crash of the Germanwings jetliner in the French Alps on March 24 caused immediate shock, sadness, and an outpouring of sympathy an...  
huffingtonpost.com
over 4 years ago
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Managing Mental Health with The Big White Wall

Jen Hyatt, founder and CEO of The Big White Wall (BWW) joins Pat Salber (@docweighsin) at the 2014 mHealth Summit in Washington DC to talk about how people c...  
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over 4 years ago
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Managing Mental Health with The Big White Wall - YouTube

Jen Hyatt, founder and CEO of The Big White Wall (BWW) joins Pat Salber (@docweighsin) at the 2014 mHealth Summit in Washington DC to talk about how people c...  
youtube.com
over 4 years ago
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Mental Health in Medical Students: Challenges and Opportunities

Objectives: Identify common mental health problems seen in medical students nationally. Describe approaches to improving medical student mental health.  
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over 4 years ago
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A Guide to Dementia

Epidemiology & societal impact, genetic and other risk factors, differential diagnosis of dementia assessment methods, agitation, treatment & management and references.  
hopkinsmedicine.org
over 4 years ago
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Mental health spending cuts forecast - BBC News

Mental health trusts in England are forecasting significant cuts to their funding over the next four years, figures seen by the BBC suggest.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Is there too much pressure on airline pilots? - BBC News

An airline pilot talks about the stresses pilots face, as the apparently deliberate crash of a Germanwings plane in March leads to calls for greater scrutiny of pilots' mental health.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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The bittersweet world of mental health online - BBC News

Kim Kardashian has made a film about mental health and social media, but the reality can be bittersweet  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Primary care workers are given guidance on managing mental health in humanitarian crises

Non-specialist health workers have been given new guidance to help identify and manage the mental health needs of populations during disasters and conflict.  
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Primary care workers are given guidance on managing mental health in humanitarian crises

Non-specialist health workers have been given new guidance to help identify and manage the mental health needs of populations during disasters and conflict.  
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over 4 years ago
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Workforce planning in the NHS

This report look at past experience with NHS workforce planning and the challenges facing workforce planning in the future, in the light of changing health care needs and the need to deliver the future care models outlines in the NHS five year forward view. The report focuses on three areas key to providing integrated care: mental health, primary care and community nursing. The NHS workforce is the primary driver of future health costs. Given the substantial changes in population demographics and health care needs, the workforce needs to be fit for purpose. That means responding to immediate needs and financial pressures while adapting to deliver the future care models outlined in the NHS five year forward view. Getting the right balance requires a robust understanding of the nature of workforce pressures locally and nationally and what can be done to address them in the short and the long term.  
kingsfund.org.uk
over 4 years ago